Best Fantasy and Sci-Fi Books for Teens

The best books of the Fantasy and Science Fiction world that you would think teens would enjoy reading.
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4.26 avg rating — 517,907 ratings
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4.29 avg rating — 2,514,883 ratings
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4.07 avg rating — 384,861 ratings
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4.17 avg rating — 746,513 ratings
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4.50 avg rating — 564,946 ratings
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4.04 avg rating — 2,349,202 ratings
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4.26 avg rating — 1,992,959 ratings
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4.31 avg rating — 795,520 ratings
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4.26 avg rating — 215,986 ratings
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4.43 avg rating — 2,726,945 ratings
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4.73 avg rating — 251,843 ratings
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4.15 avg rating — 185,010 ratings
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3.86 avg rating — 560,310 ratings
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3.90 avg rating — 1,437,435 ratings
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3.84 avg rating — 895,191 ratings
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4.53 avg rating — 716,221 ratings
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4.59 avg rating — 39,483 ratings
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4.13 avg rating — 437,898 ratings
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4.39 avg rating — 741,484 ratings
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3.99 avg rating — 1,680,722 ratings
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3.78 avg rating — 207,929 ratings
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4.23 avg rating — 61,159 ratings
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4.17 avg rating — 23,399 ratings
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3.69 avg rating — 4,216 ratings
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3.70 avg rating — 138 ratings
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4.19 avg rating — 2,907,252 ratings
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4.39 avg rating — 5,172 ratings
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3.91 avg rating — 85,454 ratings
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3.99 avg rating — 241,094 ratings
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4.12 avg rating — 549,093 ratings
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4.29 avg rating — 72,613 ratings
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4.14 avg rating — 210,297 ratings
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4.59 avg rating — 13,243 ratings
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4.09 avg rating — 134,350 ratings
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4.47 avg rating — 1,210 ratings
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4.53 avg rating — 539 ratings
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3.87 avg rating — 232,284 ratings
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3.60 avg rating — 260 ratings
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4.19 avg rating — 57,672 ratings
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4.15 avg rating — 97,113 ratings
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3.89 avg rating — 24,785 ratings
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4.23 avg rating — 146,274 ratings
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3.78 avg rating — 6,675 ratings
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3.93 avg rating — 46,656 ratings
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3.82 avg rating — 23,619 ratings
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4.12 avg rating — 4,225 ratings
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3.67 avg rating — 13,918 ratings
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657 books · 645 voters · list created August 2nd, 2009 by Elana (votes) .
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Elana 419 books
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Holly 2978 books
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sama 173 books
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Tara 331 books
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Renae 200 books
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Micki 485 books
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Katherine 897 books
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Christina 874 books
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message 1: by Adam (new)

Adam People really should know the difference between sci fi and fantasy. More than half of these books are fantasy.


message 2: by Adam (new)

Adam Sorry, nevermind I thought it just said sci fi ya novels. My bad.


message 3: by HC (new)

HC if you like fantasy novels vote on the list - best fantasy books for pre-teens and children


message 4: by Melliott (new)

Melliott Agreed! This is not a good sci fi list. For people who would like to differentiate:

FANTASY:
World building
Use of magical abilities
Heroic quests or adventures
Moral absolutes: good and evil

vs. SCIENCE FICTION (which shares SOME characteristics but definitely not all!)
World building
Use of technology
Space travel
Alien encounters
Expansionist viewpoint
Contemplation of ethics

And then there are subgenres, such as dystopia, which qualify as sci fi but with some big differences:

Much or even most science fiction is hopeful, positive, and broadening in its view of people in the world (or worlds). The focus of science fiction, even though fraught with problems, is a positive, problem-solving one. It’s people being hopeful about the future manifestation of a better, or at least a different, life.

On the other hand, most dystopian fiction is dark, negative, and limiting in its world view. That’s not to say there aren’t redeeming moments in dystopian fiction, because there are; but they take place from within a world that deliberately tries to squash that kind of thinking, while sci-fi is all about the expansion—of thought, of inventions, of the human place in the universe. Dystopian and post-apocalyptic fiction is about taking what little you are left with after whatever happened—either to you personally and/or to your world—and trying to make it work.


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